For a non-profit enterprise seeking to design effective investment portfolios for its asset pools, understanding the role of each of those asset pools is a crucial first step.
The organization's goals and exposures can impact all parts of its portfolio construction process, from initial broad decisions on risk tolerance to more targeted decisions on asset-class exposures and investment vehicle preferences.
Hobson & Company (H&C), a leading research firm focused on total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) studies, conducted independent research and found that a proven Apple device management solution delivers a quick and compelling ROI to both large and small enterprises.
• Simplifying IT management
o 90% reduction in time spent managing apps
o 80% reduction in time spent provisioning
• Improving end-user experience
o 60% reduction in end-user productivity loss
o 15% reduction in volume of help desk tickets
• Mitigating risk
o 90% reduction in time spent creating inventory reports
o 65% reduction in time spent managing policy and setting changes
"Healthcare organizations have significantly more to consider than the average business when it comes to network and device security. Concern over code modification, key compromise, password-based vulnerabilities and man-in-the-middle attacks have caused hospital CIOs and CISOs to rethink their security strategies and investments. The threat to these devices has even been assigned its own term: medjacking, a shortened form of “medical device hijacking.”
Download this white paper for five best practices to mitigate threat and attacks that can put lives, patient trust and the growth of the healthcare organization at risk.
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The Marcus Buckingham Company, an ADP Company, commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying StandOut. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of StandOut on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using StandOut. StandOut is an integrated suite that pairs a technology platform with coaching to help organizations achieve their talent activation goals.
Prior to using StandOut, the interviewed organizations did not have a structured program to improve and measure employee engagement and performance. Organizations used annual surveys and annual performance reviews, and some even encouraged weekly check-ins, but there was no guidance on how to complete these tasks, and the data t
Despite massive spend to protect enterprise digital assets, security breaches are still on the rise. The disconnect between the level of investment and the volume and impact of attacks is largely attributed to outdated approaches that favor perimeter protection and point solutions despite a digital supply chain that is more distributed than ever. For these reasons and more, enterprises need to start thinking differently about cybersecurity. Security doesn’t need new products. It needs a new model. One that applies the principles of intrinsic security across the fabric of the organization, from the sales floor to the C-suite, from the infrastructure to the endpoint device. In this Essential Guidance executive brief, learn how intrinsic security differs from traditional security methods, and the steps CIOs need to take to operationalize this model for greater business agility without greater risk.
cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
SagecommissionedForresterConsultingtoconducta TotalEconomicImpact™(TEI)studytoexaminethe potentialreturnoninvestment(ROI)organizationsmay realizebydeployingits Enterprise Management solutionas part of Sage Business Cloud.Thepurpose ofthisstudyistoprovidereaders withaframework to evaluatethepotentialfinancialimpactof Enterprise Managementwithintheir organizations. Tobetter understandthebenefits,costs,andrisks associatedwithaninvestmentinEnterprise Management,Forrester conducted in-depth interviews withtwoEnterprise Managementcustomers. For a brief description of each customer, see the Analysis section. According toSage,Enterprise Managementis an integratedand globalenterprise business management solution for purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, sales, customer service,and financial management. Formoredetails ontheEnterprise Management solution,seeAppendix A. For this TEI study, Forrester has created a compositeOrganizationto illustrate the quantifiable benefits and costs of investing i
CA Technologies automation solutions help organizations increase business productivity by simplifying the management of complex workloads and empowering development teams with self-service tools that accelerate the development and delivery of new and enhanced applications. CA Technologies commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize from automation. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of CA on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with CA workload automation (WLA) solutions, Forrester interviewed an existing customer with years of experience using CA. The organization that Forrester interviewed manufactures consumer electronics that it sells through retailers around the globe. Download this whitepaper to find out more.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Oracle Retail, have an active implementation project that is running or have an existing deployment in production. The same issue applies: You are making a significant investment in the technology and need to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
If you’re new to Oracle Retail, you are no doubt embarking on a major project to improve your competitive position in the retail market. With that in mind, your goals will be to shrink the time-to-market for your retail implementation, lower the reliability risks associated with in-house developed solutions and improve the visibility and control of retail business processes.
In this eBook you will discover a series of recommendations for operating a fail-safe and efficient Oracle Retail operational environment. You will also understand how automation enables you to streamline the execution of your Oracle Retail batch operations and increase the day-to-day efficiency of your operations teams.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 16, 2016
With data center budgets under enormous pressure your investment decisions matter more than ever.
Download the at-a-glance guide and get insights into:
•How to de-risk storage buying decisions
•Why Kaminario all-flash is different
•What this means for customers like utility company COBB EMC.
"Discover the benefits of deployment automation and how to maximize your automation investments!
IT organizations have been finding it increasingly difficult to deploy more quickly without adding more people and incurring additional risks. Only until recently have there been more viable automated deployment options to offer an alternative to the slow and error prone process of manual deployment.
Read the paper to learn about:
• The limitations of manual deployment, namely its inconsistency, lack of visibility, and proneness to error
• The benefits of deployment of automation
• The base set of features that an automated system should provide"
Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco TrustSec software-defined segmentation. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with TrustSec, Forrester interviewed four customers that had deployed TrustSec. The TrustSec software-defined segmentation solution simplifies the provisioning and management of highly secure access to network services and applications. Unlike access control mechanisms that work on network topology, TrustSec policies use logical grouping. Highly secure access is consistently maintained even as resources are moved in mobile and virtualized networks. A more detailed description of TrustSec is available on the Cisco TrustSec Overview page in this document.
Companies are looking to their CFOs for strong leadership in developing corporate strategies and achieving growth. CFOs can meet these rising expectations by leveraging their knowledge of corporate data to extract valuable insights about customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders. Supported by analytics, CFOs can help their companies create a global, unified and clear view of their many relationships with customers and others to guide intelligent risk-taking and thoughtful investment—both necessary catalysts for growth. This capability will also enable the company, particularly its sales and marketing functions, to move faster and adapt more quickly to changing conditions. The 21st-century CFO is not only concerned with controlling costs and minimizing risk, but also with maximizing opportunities and generating growth. The right foundational technologies and organizational processes for data-driven decision making can help them achieve all of these strategic goals.
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
Zendesk commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that organizations may realize by utilizing Zendesk’s customer support products to improve handling customer interactions.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Zendesk on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a Zendesk implementation, Forrester interviewed seven organizations with experience using Zendesk’s customer support products.
Published By: Procore
Published Date: May 28, 2019
The successful construction companies of tomorrow will be those that have implemented the technology and processes to become more efficient at delivering client value.
But choosing the right construction technology and making a compelling case for investment can be difficult.
Download the eBook to demonstrate how construction software can be a significant driver of ROI across your business.
Procore is a construction management platform that improves efficiency and reduces risk by giving contractors complete control and visibility of their business. Project Management, Quality & Safety, Construction Financials, and Field Productivity tools give office and site-based users access to the information and functionality they need, on any mobile device. As a platform, Procore’s ability to integrate with other leading applications streamlines process and insights across all aspects of a contractor’s projects and business.
The business is increasingly side-stepping the IT function to procure new technologies. Do you have the right governance in place to encourage innovation and ensure investment is directed for maximum impact?
Read this report to find out:
• how to balance the opportunities and risks from emerging technology
• how to ensure funding for innovation is available and prioritised
• where to direct funds for innovation
• why ‘guardrails’ work better than rules in the current environment.
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To meet the requirements of FINRA & SEC, you must first understand what they require of investment firms and organizations. Better yet, you must understand what is classified as a violation of those rules, then put practices in play that mitigate the risk and position you as an active advocate for compliance— not a violator or passive enabler for non-compliant activity.
With workforce analytics, HR professionals can play a more pivotal role in their organizations to help direct senior management and hiring managers in connecting the dots between their company’s overall performance and their investment in their workforce.
Workforce analytics empower HR professionals to shift from being an operational function to becoming more of a strategic role within their organization. Workforce analytics uncovers deep insights into workforce data by drilling down into the data and highlighting both patterns of success to be repeated and patterns of failure that could lead to risk and impact.
Go from intuition- to fact-based workforce decision-making with this comprehensive guide to workforce analytics. This eBook includes advice on how to get started, tips to ensure successful implementation, and key recommendations for finding the right solution
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
e-Discovery remains a top driver for investment in archiving technologies. The need to reduce legal cost and risk is growing. But meeting e-discovery and compliance demands quickly and defensibly is difficult for most organizations.
This short Q & A, “Preparing for Tomorrow’s Archive?” features Forrester’s Principal Analyst, Cheryl McKinnon and will help you understand the key features you should look for when planning your litigation readiness strategy.
Intelligent investments in a modernized IT infrastructure build a foundation that ensures the most flexible future without the risk of obsolescence. Avoid the 5 common mis-steps organizations often take with their IT Infrastructure and the associated implications
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Feb 28, 2018
"It’s more important than ever for brands to have comprehensive social media technology at their disposal. Simply buying a new solution, however, is just the beginning.
Today’s brands must deploy social media software so that it allows the highest possible return on investment, empowers them to capture new opportunities, and manage the risks inherent in social media."
he pursuits to reduce costs and avoid unplanned downtime remain primary operational goals in industrial plants. A convergence of factors has created an opportunity for industrial organizations such as manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals and water treatment companies to aggressively pursue both. Although the pace of investment can be relatively slow in industrial automation (IA), technological advances, economic trends and market pressures have created an environment in which plants are compelled to modernize operational technology (OT) in order to ensure maximum efficiency and minimum process interruptions.
Simply put, OT is getting old. The industrial sector is heavily capital-intensive and traditionally utilizes equipment with long lifecycles.
Organizations with such outdated automation systems are in dire need of OT modernization to keep up with the pace of change, customer demands and business priorities, and reduce the risk of critical failures and costly downtime. Download th
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
From the information provided in the interviews, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework for those organizations considering investing in OneLogin. The objective of the framework is to identify the benefits, costs, flexibility, and risk factors that affect the investment decision.
Forrester employed four fundamental elements of TEI in modeling OneLogin: benefits, costs, flexibility options, and risks. Forrester took a multistep approach to evaluate the impact that OneLogin can have on the Organization (see Figure 2). Specifically, we:
› Interviewed OneLogin marketing, sales, and product management personnel, along with Forrester analysts, to better understand the value proposition for OneLogin.
› Conducted an in-depth interview with the Organization’s senior application engineer and its supervisor of IT security to obtain data with respect to costs, benefits, and risks.
› Constructed a financial model representative of the interviews using the TEI metho
While being the backbone of many organization’s Offices of Finance and Accounting, it is now commonly acknowledged that this overreliance on Excel spreadsheets coupled with the lack of visibility associated with its use represents a very real risk. With automation available to improve both process efficiency and effectiveness, the challenge many companies face isn’t why they should transform their process but how.
The key to overcoming this challenge is creating a strong business case for investment. One that not only sets out the objectives of the project but is also underpinned by a robust financial analysis, in the form of qualitative and quantitative ROI, and a thorough understanding of risk.